Melbourne

Day

Date

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Sat

12.May

Arrival

Welcome Cocktail

Sun

13.May

City Lanes & Arcardes Walk

Mon

14.May

City Highlights with Lunch

Tue

15.May

Wed

16.May

Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wines with Lunch

Thu

17.May

Gala Dinner

Fri

18.May

Departure



April 9 - We still have rooms available.

Saturday May 12th - Arrival, Welcome Cocktail

Upon arrival at Melbourne International Airport you will be met by our representative (after customs clearance) who will hand over your Australian documentation and transfer you by private vehicle to your accommodation.  

Optional VIP arrival service at the jetway with expedited immigration and baggage assistance is available.

Free time today to relax and recover from the long flight.

This evening enjoy welcome cocktails at your hotel.

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Accommodation for six nights (first night extra if you need early arrival) in twin or king rooms including club room access for our guests.  Your 5* hotel, top ranked in Australia in 2015 and 2016, sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Melbourne. Lavishly appointed, this extravagant accommodation, in the heart of the Melbourne's CBD, delivers impeccable attention to detail and unrivalled customer service. It features a spa, a large swimming pool, and amazing city views.  


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Equally passionate about football and ballet, food and fashion a new face of Melbourne – cosmopolitan, avant garde, conservative – is revealed at every bend of the Yarra, in every tiny city arcade and in each of the colourful suburbs of the city fringe. Take a tram to the Greek eateries and bargain factory outlet shopping in Richmond or the designer boutiques in style conscious South Yarra. See world class performing arts and groovy galleries at Southbank and trendy cafes at the beachside suburb of St Kilda. 

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Sunday May 13th - Half-day City Lanes & Arcardes Walking Tour

You will be met at your accommodation by your guides for this morning’s half day walking tour.  The tour is on foot and by Melbourne tram (which are free in the city). Laneways and street art are throughout the whole city.  The tour would commence at the hotel, cross the Yarra River, tour through the lanes and arcades, with a stop for morning tea in Flinders Lane, and conclude at Melbourne’s Federation Square. 

With its Victorian architecture, stunning gardens and edgy bar, culinary, fashion and live music scenes, Melbourne is an obvious start to any visit to Victoria. Departing from Crown along the Yarra River in small groups with two guides, this walking tour will reveal the essence of Melbourne on foot.

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Truly a city like no other, Melbourne boasts an eclectic mix of cultures and history. For Melbournians today, life revolves around food, fashion, the arts and sport.

Stroll through Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades, home to world renowned street art, hidden bars and restaurants, independent galleries, eclectic boutiques and bustling cafés which serve this caffeine addicted city. Enjoy a renowned Melbourne coffee – perhaps a “flat white” (the local’s choice) – for morning tea at a boutique CBD café.

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Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. This vibrant historic landmark has been at the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century, offering everything from gourmet foods to clothing and souvenirs, with stalls passed down through generations. Journey down the Golden Mile and learn how the discovery of gold shaped our city. 

Take some time to really connect with the city, its people and their passions with this ‘local’s look’ at Melbourne. 

Highlights:
•           Melbourne icons - Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, The Royal Exhibition Building and The Golden Mile
•           Laneways and Arcades with hidden boutiques, cafes and world famous street art
•           Historic Queen Victoria Market  


Monday May 14th - City Highlights

You will be met at your accommodation by your private vehicle and guide for a sightseeing tour of Melbourne.

Truly a city like no other, Melbourne is an eclectic mix of cultures and history. For Melbournians today life revolves around food, fashion, the arts and sport. Take some time to really connect with the city, its people and their passions with this “local look” at Melbourne.

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Travel down the Golden Mile, past the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. See how the discovery of gold in the 1850’s shaped the city.

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Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Many are true entertainers and have had their stalls passed down through generations. Your taste buds will be left tingling as you sample their wares.

Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport.

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Drive through the beachside suburbs stopping in St Kilda – Melbourne’s playground, famous for little blue penguins. . Here you will find people from all walks of life.  Lunch at a local restaurant is included today.


Tuesday May 15th - Optional Tours 

Today is at leisure and while in Melbourne we suggest the following optional activities:

Thrill at the views over Melbourne city on a sunrise balloon ride

Visit the Victorian Arts Centre, the Victorian Gallery and Como House

Learn about Australia’s natural and cultural history at Melbourne Museum located in the Carlton Gardens

Shop at fashionable Toorak and South Yarra

Visit the cafes and beaches of St Kilda

Visit Federation Square, a unique cultural precinct in the heart of Melbourne

Take the "Art from the City Circle" tram ride or a walk through city streets, laneways, and squares and along the Yarra River to experience the city’s public artworks.

For nature lovers – enjoy an afternoon/evening excursion to Phillip Island to view the Fairy Penguin Parade

Take a gourmet Food and Wine tour to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula 

Visit the Dandenongs and enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy steam train

Visit Queen Victoria Market to discover the iconic food halls and soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere 


Wednesday May 16th - Yarra Valley tour with wildlife & wine-tastings

This morning you will be met at your accommodation by your private guide and vehicle for your Yarra Valley and Healesville tour.  As one of Australia’s leading wine making regions, just a short drive (approximately one hour) from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is an ideal destination for a day trip.

With a picturesque backdrop of the Yarra Ranges as well as renowned restaurants throughout the area, wine and food lovers alike will revel in everything the Yarra Valley has to offer.

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In the morning, you’ll visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Regarded as one of Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, the Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine ‘Aussie’ bush land.

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Enjoy lunch at one of the region’s picturesque vineyard restaurants. During lunch listen to a description of the paddock-to-plate menu design as told by the chef, you may even enjoy a wander in the kitchen garden. 

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In the afternoon, spend more time exploring the region meeting local characters and sampling wine from boutique wineries such as Yarra Yering, Coldstream Hills and Yering Farm. Avoiding the crowds of the larger wineries – the tour will be tailored to suit your tastes.

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Delight in an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with carefully matched Yarra Valley produce at the renowned Dominique Portet vineyard. The Portet family has been making wine for 10 generations. Now, affable Frenchman Dominique Portet - a household name in Victorian wine circles - and son Ben, are continuing the tradition at this charming winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley.

Upon conclusion of the tour you will be transferred to your Melbourne accommodation by approximately 5:00-5:30pm.


Thursday May 17th - Optional Tours and Gala Dinner

Day at leisure - you may sign up for more optional tours if you wish.

This evening you will be met at your accommodation by your private driver and vehicle and transferred to this evening’s Gala dinner.

Upon conclusion of dinner you will be met by your private driver and vehicle and transferred to your accommodation.


Friday, 18 May 2018 - Departure

Today you will be met at your accommodation by your private driver and vehicle and transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight

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